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Fire Weather Watch today in central & southwest

Gusty winds and low humidity mean critical fire weather conditions are possible this afternoon in central and southwest Minnesota. The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which means critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.

Counties in the Fire Weather Watch include:

Benton, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Douglas, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Watonwan, Wright, and Yellow Medicine.

The Fire Weather Watch is in effect until 7 p.m.

Stay connected, stay safe:

Wildfire prevention

People cause 9 out of 10 Minnesota fires. Check out the DNR wildfire prevention web page for more fire safety information.

For additional information, please contact: Casey McCoy, fire prevention supervisor, 651-259-5288.

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